Manufacturing – Pharma

Pharmaceutical Company Controls Label Reprints by Adding ‘Date Printed’

Summary Accurate labeling and tracking of products prevents of theft, counterfeiting, and the accidental release of uncontrolled products.¬†Companies in regulated industries require strict label controls to ensure accurate labeling. These controls include precise tracking of labels created, used, and destroyed. The ability to create an exact duplicate label can frustrate efforts to control. However, reprinting…

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Avoid the Emergency Upgrade Trap!

Summary Unfortunately, we sometimes get a desperate call from a label software user. Something catastrophic occurred to their labeling system. Perhaps a license server is down or a PC has died. The client cannot print labels and they need to get things running ASAP! We are glad to assist so when we get that call,…

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Design Your Label Using Fonts Instead of Images Files

Summary Did you know that many images commonly used on labels are also available as fonts? The most typical way of putting images into your label design is to save your image as a jpeg or png file so that it can be linked or embedded in your label design. However, many icons and images…

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Clear Printer Memory to Prevent Misapplied Labels

Summary What you cannot see CAN hurt you! Just about every thermal printer has internal memory. It is very helpful in the printing process providing many benefits in the printing operation. With printer memory, the printer can store important data to speed up the printing process such as fonts, images, and even entire label formats…

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Prevent Misapplied Labels

Summary Summary An often overlooked problem is the possibility of applying the wrong labels to the wrong product.  The agility many manufacturers have achieved with just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing can come at a price with label application errors.  Often we think of label errors in terms of the wrong data getting on a label.  However, short…

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Use Start and End Labels to Prevent Mixing of Label Jobs

Summary Most organizations use one or a small handful of label designs to print labels for hundreds and sometimes thousands of different products. The consistency in label design makes reading the labels easier and projects a professional image for the company. It also makes label maintenance and customer / government compliance easier. At the same…

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Which of the Two Methods of Thermal Printing Technology Is Best for You?

Summary Thermal printing technology has stood the test of time. Since 1972, its use has become widespread and it’s typically the technology of choice when printing labels.¬† There are two methods for thermal label printing and most printers support both methods: Direct Thermal Thermal Transfer When deciding which method is best, your decision should be…

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